North Carolina Football: The Over/Under
This article is the next in a series of articles in which the Confidential selects the over/under for football wins in 2014. We’ll take a cursory look at the schedule and determine what we think is the point where folks will struggle to select “over” or “under.” We hope people will share their comments as to “why” they are going over/under. If you disagree with our over/under choice, of course, feel free to let us know too. The sixth team up: North Carolina. We are going with an over/under of 6.5.
Here is the North Carolina schedule:
|Sat, Aug 30||Liberty||Chapel Hill, N.C.||6:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Sat, Sep 06||San Diego State||Chapel Hill, N.C.||8:00 PM||ESPNews|
|Sat, Sep 20||East Carolina||at Greenville, N.C.||TBA|
|Sat, Sep 27||Clemson *||at Clemson, S.C.||TBA|
|Sat, Oct 04||Virginia Tech *||Chapel Hill, N.C.||TBA|
|Sat, Oct 11||Notre Dame||at South Bend, Ind.||TBA|
|Sat, Oct 18||Georgia Tech *||Chapel Hill, N.C.||TBA|
|Sat, Oct 25||Virginia *||at Charlottesville, Va.||TBA|
|Sat, Nov 01||Miami *||at Miami Gardens, Fla.||TBA|
|Sat, Nov 15||Pittsburgh *||Chapel Hill, N.C.||TBA|
|Thu, Nov 20||Duke *||at Durham, N.C.||TBA|
|Sat, Nov 29||NC State *||Chapel Hill, N.C.||TBA|
Likely losses: Clemson, Notre Dame, Miami, Virginia Tech
Likely wins: Liberty, San Diego State, East Carolina, NC State
Toss-ups: Georgia Tech, Virginia, Pitt, Duke
North Carolina is tough to read. Other than Liberty, one could make the case for every game being a loss if the right circumstances happen. On the other hand, every game could be a win also. Just a wide open slate. We have to figure they will lose at least 4 games though, while winning at least 4 games. The specific 4 games are hard to determine. The Heels could lose to East Carolina, but beat Virginia, etc. We think that Larry Fedora will take advantage of the talent and get this team to bowl eligibility. We’ll say 6.5 is the over/under.
What do you think? Let us know on here or on Twitter @ acconfi.